Book Reviews Policy



I’m an avid reader who reads a variety of genres. I strive to make all my reviews objective, honest and sincere whether they are five-star or just one-star, and attempt to do so, constructively. I believe it does potential readers looking for a good read, and the authors grave injustice to do otherwise.

All of my reviews are given freely. As a top Amazon reviewer UK, I post all my reviews to Amazon UK, Goodreads, and on this site. I no longer accept book review requests, but I do tend to choose the books I read from authors who use my free promotional services so it may be worth your while checking them out.

The Diamond Book Awards reviews take priority over  all other reviews. For more information on The Diamond Book Awards, please check out my page here: The Diamond Book Awards.

You will know if I am reading one of your books if and when you see it listed in the goodreads widget in the widget column. I review all the books I have listed as ‘Books I’m Currently Reading’ on goodreads with the exception of those I cannot finish which I can honestly say are very few.


I only give five-star ratings for exceptional work or a work of genius. This type of work usually involves: Extremely well-written prose or poetry, originality, creativity and imagination, a work that keeps me so captivated, I don’t want to put it down, nor want the story to end. It is a work that I will most certainly want to read again.

Four star ratings are given for excellent work that I would undoubtedly highly recommend. These are books that have captivated me, are memorable, well-written and constructed, a credit to their genre, and may even lure me to read them again at some point.

A three-star rating is good… this simple means that your book is as good as most other books that I’ve read of the same or related genre. Considering that there are millions of books out there and I have literally read hundreds if not thousands of them in my lifetime, (I never thought of counting them and won’t start now) a three-star review should never be taken negatively… It’s still a good review!

Low star-ratings I loath writing lower star reviews so tend to research a book before I buy it, hence lower-star reviews are very few and far between… However, for those unfortunate enough to receive one, 1-2 stars is not a judgement and should be viewed by the author as a guide to how improvement can be made to make your book the best it can be… One can always opt for a new edition.

(I no longer accept book review requests. Any unsolicited requests or files go into my spam folder which is automatically emptied on a daily basis.)

If I do review your book, please be kind enough to up-vote it on Amazon and like it on Goodreads as you share it with others. All reviews on this site, along with my older reviews can also be found on Goodreads and Amazon… Good luck and success with your writing folks!

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50 comments on “Book Reviews Policy

  1. Wonderful site you have! And Thank you very much for the wonderful review of Secrets of The Heart. I am truly humbled and grateful for it.

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  2. […] you, Kevin Cooper, for offering this wonderful award to authors and for including me in the finals.  Kevin is an […]

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  3. Hi Kev, thanks so much for stopping by recently and for following my blog. Much appreciated!

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  4. Hey Kev! Love the new look. Smoking…

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  5. Just found NOTIFY VIA EMAIL after I left comment, so now I’ve checked it off and will be notified of new posts. I suspect this is the same as following you. Glad I found it. 🙂

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  6. Hi, Kev. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind offers to help with promos and reviews. I can’t find your FOLLOW button, but would like to be sure I’m following. Have a great day! 🙂

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  7. Hi, Kevin, I am honoured beyond words that, last year, you gave one of my titles five stars! Welcome back!

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  8. i’m a dope and didn’t find this page until today. Aha. Now I get it 😀 😀 Raves & Reviews. Well, like everyone else, I’m delighted to see you popping up again in my reader and I’ve enjoyed your new digs, Kev. As soon as I have something new to share, it will come your way!

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    • Lol… You’re a far cry from being a dope, Diana… I too struggle finding things on some sites, but I do rather like the set up on this theme. Glad you’re enjoying it, and it’s good to be back… Look forward to seeing what you have to share with me later! 🙂

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  9. I really like your site and the book covers! Nice layout!

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  10. Kev, thanks for stopping by and for joining my band of faves….

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  11. Hi Kev, thanks for following me and the storyhounds. Just found your follow button and pressed it. 🙂

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my recent post! 🙂

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  13. Hi Kev.

    Thanks for visiting and liking my blog!
    I love what you’re doing with your site here, and look forward to seeing it grow. 🙂


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  14. I’ll look forward to hearing from you, Marsha, and will be happy to help you shout about your book.:)


  15. Thanks for visiting my site. It looks like you have a great service here. 🙂

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  16. Kev. I, too, can’t find your ‘follow’ button.

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  17. Solid concept, Kev. And a fantastic image.
    Wishing you huge success. Hugs

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  18. Nice to see you again, Kev. I have a new novel coming out soon. Will get back to you when it is published. Thank you for the support! Wishing you well! 😃

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  19. I got this far but somehow missed the “follow” button. Still can’t find it. I’m technically challenged.

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  20. Kevin! I am so glad to see you back! You were missed! Your new site looks amazing and I wish you all the best. I subscribed to your posts so should be able to check in regularly! Thanks for the invite! ❤

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